Fanni Pelle

Born in Hungary in 1997, Fanni started playing the cello at the age of 8 in her hometown, Nyíregyháza. As a member of several choirs belonging to the famous Cantemus Choral Institute, she got a picture of what life as a musician looks like thanks to the intensive touring and participation in choir competitions from a young age. Eventually, in 2017, she was admitted as a Bachelor student in cello performance to the Liszt Academy of Music (Budapest) where she studied with professors Ottó Kertész, Ditta Rohmann and István Varga. She also got a lot of chamber music inspiration from figures like Rita Wagner and Gábor Takács-Nagy.
After attending a masterclass with Andreas Brantelid in Stockholm, Fanni decided to apply to his class for her Master’s and since 2020 has been a student at the Malmö Academy of Music. She has performed with orchestras like the Aurora Symphony Orchestra, the Norwegian National Youth Orchestra, the Malmö Opera Orchestra and has worked with conductors such as Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Tamás Vásáry and Tabita Berglund. She has also collaborated with the well-known composer-conductor Péter Eötvös and premiered one of his pieces for an ensemble of 6 cellos.
She has attended masterclasses with cellists such as Miklós Perényi, Kristin von der Goltz, Gustav Rivinius, Jakob Korányi and Francesco Dillon.
Fanni’s competition results include 3rd prize at the National János Starker Cello Competition in Hungary (2017) and 3rd prize at Donau-Musikwettbewerb in Ulm, Germany (2022).